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Students take history-themed trip

July 1, 2014

Sheridan Junior High School students, parents and teachers recently participated in an American history-themed field trip to the East Coast. Students began their explorations in Washington, D.C., touring the Smithsonian Museums, the U.S. Capitol, the National Archives and the Library of Congress. Students witnessed the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery and ventured Read More

Koltiska heads to rodeo royalty competition

SHERIDAN — Next weekend as many of the residents of Sheridan County are joined by tourists and athletes to attend the main events of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo, one resident will be heading out of town to attend another rodeo. Not to be mistaken for an insult against the local showcase, the absence will be Read More

SCSD2 promotes staff within district

June 30, 2014

SHERIDAN — Teachers, students and parents throughout Sheridan will be sure to see new, yet familiar, faces at their local school this fall as five “new” administrators have been hired. In what Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty described as a domino effect, the positions opened up this year after Sheridan High School Read More

Wyoming Wilderness Association to host backpacking trip this weekend

SHERIDAN — For the next event in a series of outings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host a Lake Elsa backpacking trip this weekend. Former Alaskan Wilderness Ranger Maria Burke will take experienced backpackers Read More

MORE seeking donations for Native American children

SHERIDAN — M.O.R.E. Ministries is asking for donations to sponsor a filled backpack for a Native American child in Wyoming or Montana. “Stack the Packs” will be able to provide supplies to elementary students for $6, junior high students for $8 and high school students for $12 donations. The ministries are seeking to encourage Native Read More

Senior Center to host presentation tomorrow

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host “Nutrition — Your Secret Weapon for Truly Affordable Health Care” tomorrow. The presentation is part of the “…When I’m sixty-four” life planning lecture series designed to help people in our community make informed decisions unique to individuals and families as they get older. The free class will Read More

Flying H to present polo games this summer

SHERIDAN — The Flying H Polo Club will present high goal polo games and tournaments throughout the summer. The public is welcome to watch the games at no charge. The club is one of the few summer clubs in the nation playing high goal polo with high level players from the U.S. and internationally in Read More

Interstate 90 limits in Sheridan County to remain at 75 mph

SHERIDAN — Motorists driving the wide open roads of Wyoming will soon be able to put the pedal a little closer to the metal on nearly 500 miles of interstate highway. Beginning Tuesday, Wyoming Department of Transportation crews will begin the process of changing speed limit signs to 80 mph along approved sections of interstate roadway Read More

Diligent, hard work, learning of early values pays off later on

June 27, 2014

SHERIDAN — The entrepreneurial spirit of Sheridan is evident across many industries from home-cooked restaurants to technology businesses and every start-up in between. Downtown revitalization committees are working tirelessly to attract new business people and specialists to the area and the “buy local” movement is felt strong in this homegrown community. When looking to the Read More

11-year-old boy expected to be released from hospital

SHERIDAN — Authorities have said the 11-year-old male victim in Thursday’s accidental shooting was struck in the head by a bullet from a .22-caliber rifle when another child tried to either hand the weapon to the victim or put it back in the ATV in which they were traveling. Sgt. Mike Gale with the Sheridan Read More

Proceeds from DQ to help YMCA

SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Dairy Queen will open this July 4 to help the YMCA meet the exercise needs of people with neuromuscular conditions. A portion of all sales will help defray the costs of a second functional electrical stimulation bike. The unique piece of exercise equipment provides individuals with Parkinson’s, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, Read More

Fireworks planned for Equestrian Center

BIG HORN — Gates at the annual community fireworks extravaganza in Big Horn will open at 4 p.m. July 4. Tailgating and summertime relaxing are encouraged. The event will also include live music from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The fireworks show is choreographed to music and will begin at approximately 10 p.m. There is no admission charge, Read More

Local students attend Girls State

SHERIDAN — Wyoming Girls State delegates elected Judy Chen as governor earlier this month at the organization’s annual session in democracy and civic involvement sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Chen is the daughter of Allen and Ru Chen of Sheridan. In addition, Elizabeth Winnop of Sheridan was elected as a U.S. representative at the Read More

KARZ Rod Run July 5 downtown

SHERIDAN — Need a little muscle in your life? Check out the KARZ Rod Run set for July 5 in downtown Sheridan. The event will feature almost 150 hot rods, muscle, classic cars and trucks between Dow and Alger streets. Vendor booths will also be available to peruse on Grinnell Plaza. Awards for this year’s Read More

Wellness screenings now offered year-round

SHERIDAN — Beginning on Tuesday, Sheridan Memorial Hospital wellness screenings will be offered year-round at the Medical Arts Complex in Sheridan. The screenings will be available Tuesday through Friday from 6:30-9:30 a.m. The screenings offered include a wellness panel, wellness panel with hemoglobin A1C, wellness lipid panel, PSA, complete blood count, Vitamin D, diabetic management Read More

Heading to the mountain this week? Rules, tips to remember

SHERIDAN — As the Fourth of July holiday nears, staff at the Bighorn National Forest are taking time to remind recreationists of safety tips and guidelines in place to ensure a safe week. Officials recommend: • checking the weather forecast and being prepared for mountain weather. Let others know where you’ll be and when you Read More

USDA helps resident buy first home

SHERIDAN — Owning a home carries a lot of responsibility. There is a lawn to be mowed, electrical and plumbing systems to maintain and bills for the utilities and the mortgage to be paid. Owning a home is also a source of pride and autonomy, as Sheridan resident Tammy Carlson discovered Friday when she closed Read More

Natural gas board denied SLIB funding, encouraged to reapply

DAYTON — The Tongue River Valley Joint Powers Board met Thursday to discuss its next steps after receiving word last week that it did not receive the $6.5 million grant/loan it had requested from the State Loan and Investment Board to design and build a natural gas pipeline to Dayton, Ranchester and areas in between. Read More

SC now offering athletic training major

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College continues to expand and now students enrolling for the Fall 2014 semester can choose a new degree that not only offers an associate degree in a popular field but will also prepare them for a fast track master’s degree program through one of two nearby universities. After a year and a Read More

Hospital CEO: Only way to be excellent is to raise our game

SHERIDAN — A known sports enthusiast, Sheridan Memorial Hospital CEO Mike McCafferty brought some baseball analogies into the hospital board meeting Thursday to describe how he wants to see the hospital become better through a new system called TeamSTEPPS that seeks to improve patient safety and organizational quality through enhanced communication and teamwork skills. “For Read More

County to apply dust suppressant to Red Grade Road next week

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Public Works Department is scheduled to apply dust suppressant on Red Grade Road from the Springs to Sand Coule next week. County staff asks travelers to keep in mind this schedule is subject to change depending on the weather. They also ask that drivers use caution on Red Grade Road Read More

Big Horn Middle School announces fourth-quarter honor rolls

BIG HORN — Big Horn Middle School has announced their fourth-quarter honor roll recipients. 8th grade “Principal” honor roll Amanda Anderson, Mallarie Apodaca, Kathryn Arneson, Sydney Atkinson, Cheyna Bradshaw, Kristen Carlson, Baylee Clemens, Delani Cunningham, Emma Enloe, Brayton Fox, Koen Gore, Caroline Haile, Miranda Johansson, Emily Kelly, Lilly Kelly, Emily Kidneigh, Kayla Lee, Jillian Mayer, Nathaniel Read More

Self defense class to be offered Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center’s “…When I’m sixty-four” Life Planning Lecture Series will continue with the next offering Tuesday. “Self defense for the older woman” will be offered from 5:30-7 p.m. and Francine Russell of Empower Wyoming will teach important skills to stay safe. The class is free and open to all members of Read More

Concert in the Park to feature Smokehouse Band

SHERIDAN — The first Concert in the Park of 2014 will be held Tuesday. From 7:30-9 p.m. in the Kendrick Park Band Shell the Smokehouse Band will perform. The band from Minnesota plays a variety of music including country, rock and roll and swing. The concert is free and open to all members of the community. Read More

Donaldson retires after 20 years in service

SHERIDAN — Air Force Master Sgt. James J. Donaldson has retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving honorably for 20 years. Donaldson was last serving as a Noncommissioned Officer in charge of passenger operations with 60th Aerial Port Squadron at Travis Air Force Base in California. He is the brother of Michael W. Donaldson Read More